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Sarah Jones' Ex-Husband Speaks Out On Bengals Cheerleader Sex Scandal

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/ 3/2012 1:18 pm Updated: 05/ 3/2012 1:18 pm

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Sarah Jones' ex, Nathan Wilburn, spoke out on the allegations against the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader.

As former teacher and Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones awaits trial on accusations that she had sex with one of her students, the man who left her is speaking out for the first time.

Nathan Wilburn -- Jones' high school sweetheart and husband for less than one year -- told Inside Edition that even the couple's honeymoon was ripped apart by allegations that 26-year-old Jones had a sexual relationship with a high school student when she worked in Kentucky.

"Of course I don't want my wife to be guilty of having sexual relations with a young boy," Wilburn said. "I go back and forth every day as far as whether I feel it's true or not true."

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  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    Sarah Jones, 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of having a sexual relationship with a senior at Dixie Heights High School in Kentucky, where Jones was a teacher until last November. Jones is captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad, the Ben-Gals. (US Presswire)

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    Sarah Jones, 26, is the captain of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad. On April 2, 2012, she pleaded not guilty to having sexual relations with a student of Dixie Heights High School, Kentucky, where Jones used to be a teacher. (US Presswire)

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    Sarah Jones, 26, a former teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Kentucky, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Jones was indicted in March 2012 on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic devices. (US Presswire)

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    Sarah Jones (R) and her mother, Cheryl Jones, sit in Kenton Circuit Court on April 2, 2012. (AP Images)

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    Sarah Jones, 26, appeared in court on April 2 and pleaded not guilty to having sexual relations with a former student. (AP Images)

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    Sarah Jones leaves Kenton Circuit Court on April 2, 2012. (AP Images)

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    In a Monday, July 30, 2012 photo, Sarah Jones, former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Ky., for a motion hearing on charges of first degree sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual contact with a student when she was a teacher. Her mother, Cheryl Jones, is charged with tampering with evidence. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy) NO SALES

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    In a Monday, July 30, 2012 photo, Sarah Jones, former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, goes through security after arriving at the Kenton County Justice Center, in Covington, Ky., for a motion hearing on charges of first degree sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual contact with a student when she was a teacher. Her mother, Cheryl Jones, is charged with tampering with evidence. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy) NO SALES

  • Sarah Jones Sex Scandal

    In a Monday, July 30, 2012 photo, Sarah Jones, left, former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, and her mother, Cheryl Jones leave Kenton Circuit Court after a motion hearing on charges against Sarah of first degree sexual abuse for allegedly having sexual contact with a student when she was a teacher. Cheryl Jones is charged with tampering with evidence in the case. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Patrick Reddy) NO SALES

The two fought so much over the rumors that they filed for an annulment early this year, just six weeks after their wedding. Wilburn said he has since moved on and found someone new.

Now Jones is preparing to fight the case -- she pleaded not guilty in April to charges of having sex with the 17-year-old Dixie Heights High School student. Prosecutors say they have sexually explicit text messages that prove Jones' affair with the student.

Wilburn told Inside Edition that Jones is falling apart.

"She says she's crushed and her life is over, she has nothing left," he said. "Her teaching career's over. Her Bengals career is over."

He said that he hopes Jones is innocent, but if she's not, "she deserves to go to jail."

Jones abruptly quit her teaching job on Nov. 30, citing "personal reasons." School officials have said that the resignation came at the same time as the first police probe.

Her mother, Cheryl Jones, was also indicted on charges that she tampered with physical evidence in her daughter's case. Both made bail and are awaiting their trial on June 27, WPTV reported.

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